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Gills paulaston's article
Jun 20, 2018 at 18:44
Jun 20, 2018
First Look: Öhlins DH Race Fork
@MX298: There are still multiple open bath single chamber motorcycle forks. I run an open bath Avalanche cartridge in my Pike and it’s flawless.
Gills danielsapp's article
Jun 15, 2018 at 18:04
Jun 15, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Use Tire Inserts?
I'm going to preface this comment by saying that I don't particularly care much either way or the other when it comes to personal choices in tires, tubes, tubeless, inserts, etc.... What I am gathering here is that there were tires and tubes and it wasn't perfect, then tubeless came along which saves a little bit of weight and allows you to run slightly lower pressure without the fear of a pinch flat. Tubeless isn't perfect though either, now you have to add sealant which is messy and add a little weight, and at lower pressures you have to be careful of burping the tires off the rim, and severe impacts that will pinch flat a tubed tire will most likely flat a tubeless one. Then someone says, let's add some kind of insert into the tires to help with those real nasty impacts, which once you add up the sealant and insert system, you're dangerously close to the weight of a why not just run a tube? Everyone I know, regardless of tube preference caries a tube with them in case of a flat, it seems like an improvement that didn't fix anything, just rearranged the problem. I think I'll stick with my tubes, not because it's better or worse, but because it's simple, no sealant, inserts, special tire pumps, and the extra weight really doesn't add up to be enough of a bother.
Gills mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2018 at 16:30
Apr 15, 2018
What the Heck is a Down-Country Bike? - Opinion
A new marketing term means my old Blur TRc that's set up a little bombproof is back in style. When 26 inch wheels come back I won't have to buy a new bike to hang out with the cool kids.
Gills pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 8, 2016 at 20:36
Nov 8, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Wheel Size, Bike Cleaning, and Enduro Race Supplies
The one major component that no one seems to mention when debating wheel size is the most important piece of the puzzle, the rider. You can have a 3-4 year old 26 inch bike and a brand new 27.5 with "modern geometry" and the limiting factor won't be the bike if the component spec is the same. People can argue geometry, offset ( which some people think was adjusted to benefit the current bikes in a vacuum, not realizing the larger wheels necessitated the changes in offset to get the correct trail numbers ), and slew of other changes that were marketed to sell bikes. The fact remains the bike doesn't pedal itself. Yes there are performance advantages that you may or may not feel on a 27.5 inch bike, I could argue that some of them are genuine, and some of them are the placebo effect. If you're out there, pedaling, enjoying yourself, regardless of wheel size you're stronger, faster, and more proficient than the next guy with the latest and greatest technology who doesn't ride.
Gills paulaston's article
Oct 17, 2016 at 17:00
Oct 17, 2016
Robot Bike Co R160 Custom - Review
It's not fully customize-able until I can choose a wheel size.
Gills mikelevy's article
Oct 1, 2016 at 18:38
Oct 1, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@KeithReeder: And you're using an example of a person who is financially gaining by promoting an E-bike as an example of someone who doesn't fit the "out of shape argument" you were trying to disprove. *Hint* When choosing an example to refute an argument, try not to choose anyone who gets paid to endorse the thing you're arguing for. It's like saying that pro athletes truly enjoy Monster Energy drink because you saw them drinking out of one of the cans.
Gills mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 18:31
Sep 30, 2016
Gills mikelevy's article
Sep 20, 2016 at 19:43
Sep 20, 2016
Ibis Ripley vs Ibis Ripley LS
@src248: I'm 6' on the dot and my older frame only has a 427mm reach and I run a 60mm stem....So 450 is definitely within the realm of possibility.
Gills paulaston's article
Jun 4, 2016 at 15:25
Jun 4, 2016
Gills vernonfelton's article
May 28, 2016 at 22:04
May 28, 2016
Cut the Crap - Opinion
@chasejj: Luckily I couldn't care less what you think.
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